It’s hard to let go…
Aviva Meyers is an outgoing, ultra-popular teen. Michali, her artistic and introverted twin sister, was her best friend. Tragedy leaves Aviva bereaved and confused, unable to move on. Her friends desperately try to help her, but Aviva resists their overtures. Will she ever learn to live and laugh again?
Then Shari enters her life. Can Shari, facing her own challenges, pierce the barriers around Aviva’s heart? Readers will root for Aviva as she struggles to let go of her loss and hold on to the promise of a new future.
Not all teens have easy lives, and “Holding On” is a thoughtful novel that addresses significant hardships, including death. Despite the heaviness of the subject matter, “Holding On” is still a likeable book, one that all teens can appreciate and that teaches very thoughtful lessons without getting preachy.
The Jewish Link